Mental retardation

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  • Mental Retardation In Flowers For Algernon

    During a 1990 census, it was said that about 6.3 million people to 7.5 million people are affected by mental retardation. Charlie Gordon, who is the main character in Flowers for Algernon, was severely affected by mental retardation. In the novel Daniel Keyes, the author, wrote an inspiring story about a man who was born mentally retarded and his journey to become smarter. Throughout his whole life, he had wanted to be smart and he was told multiple times that he would never be able to become an intelligent human being. However, when he was thirty two years old, he had an operation done to make him smarter. Still, his intelligence didn’t last long: his intelligence started to deteriorate and he went back to being his retarded self. Throughout…

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  • Analysis Of The Mismeasure Of Man By Stephen Jay Gould

    different for each age and would use the result of the test to determined mental age and subtract the mental age from they actually age. The formula would give Binet how far behind a student was and that student would be put into special education. Binet unlike his colleague before him, did not use this way of testing to rank the best student to the worst student. The result were meant to help children get the necessary help that they required, so they can succeed in school, and to set limit for…

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  • Robby Moore Case

    Virginia that executing an intellectually disabled individual qualifies as “cruel and unusual punishment”. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (1952) used in the case defines the diagnostic criteria for mental disability as follows: “Significantly subaverage intellectual functioning: an IQ of approximately 70 or below on an individually administered IQ test”, along with “Concurrent deficits or impairments in present adaptive functioning (i.e., the person’s effectiveness in…

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  • Language Development In Fragile X Syndrome

    The New York Times is viewed by the public, so the readers do not have expertise in FXS or the retardation associated with it. The article does not go into specific detail about FXS but gives a general overview of what FXS is and how it affects people who have it. Harris may not have gone in depth about FXS to make the article easier to read for a bigger audience and avoid complexity. Harris’ article is mainly discussing a trial of a drug that helps reduce the behaviors of people with FXS. When…

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  • Formative Observation

    and 4.7% has an IQ score underneath 72. In any case, this measure does not represent versatile conduct aptitudes. In view of exact examining, Braddock (2013) recommended that exclusive 1.1% of the general public can be accepted to have mental retardation, yet the extent of cases that can be credited to a known cause is evaluated to be just 40% to half (I. Duvdevany et al., 2002). A comprehension of the study of disease transmission of MR of obscure cause may prompt to the distinguishing proof…

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  • Nevel Case Study Alzheimer's Case Studies

    Nevel, (2010) conducts a case report. The report exclaims, For grown-up persons with Down disorder, more than 25% beyond thirty-five years old will create manifestations of Alzheimer 's sort dementia while in the all-inclusive community Alzheimer-like signs don 't more often than not create before age fifty. Loss of conversational abilities, self-improvement aptitudes, and resolute and uncooperative conduct can be found in persons creating dementia as well as Alzheimer 's. In 1992, the American…

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  • Passavant Memorial Hospital Case Study

    The Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services continually strives to be a consumer-driven organization that consistently exceeds the expectations of families, the community, and fellow provider agencies. Passavant memorial homes provides variety of service for individuals with supports needs due to mental health and intellectual disabilities mental retardation and mental health services are administrated through each county mental health/mental retardation program office. These offices are…

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  • Essay On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    a congenital syndrome caused by excessive consumption of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy, characterized by retardation of mental development and of physical growth, particularly of the skull and face of the infant. However, people can be effected by their mother’s prenatal alcohol consumption without having Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Alcohol-related birth defects and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders are both factors that contribute to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Readers might ask…

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  • Moore V. Texas Case Study

    Health and medical institution have defined mental retardation as the brain development disability. It is the intellectual functioning level of a person that is below average and has significant limitations on decision making. Therefore, a person with a mental retardation should not face the same conviction and penalties as normal individuals. The Texas judicial system should apply the clinical practice’s standards when placing the intellectual impairment of the defendant. The United States,…

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  • The Case Against Banning The Word Retard Essay

    Yet, he fails. One paragraph he tells us the history of mental illness, then just two paragraphs later he completely contradicts himself. Fairman wrote, “for centuries, mental illness and disabilities. . . were thought to be the work of devils and demons. . . shame was often attached to individuals and their families.” Just two paragraphs following Fairman writes, “The N-word invokes some of the foulest chapters in our nations history: “retard” however harsh, pales in comparison.” Downright…

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